Passenger Ejected after Deadly Accident near Desert Oasis Rest Area

NEWBERRY SPRINGS, CA (November 16, 2021) – Thursday night, 49-year-old William Green was arrested after a collision on Interstate 40.

The accident happened in the eastbound lanes near the Desert Oasis Rest Area around 9:00 p.m. First responders arrived to the scene shortly after.

According to California Highway Patrol, Green was speeding in his Chevrolet Uplander when he rear-ended a Ford F-150 that was traveling in front of him.

Both vehicles overturned as a result of the impact, and ended up on the dirt center divider. The 69-year-old passenger of the Ford was not wearing a seatbelt at the time. As a result, they were ejected from the truck and died at the scene.

Meanwhile, medics rushed the 53-year-old Ford driver to the hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Officials later arrested Green and booked him into county jail on suspicion of two counts of DUI causing bodily injury at $100,000 bail.

At this time, police are asking anyone with information about the fatal incident to contact their local offices.

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